Musing about software, servers, and the awful, awful mess that is technology.

Mobile Development Overkill

Everything is a phone.  Everything is a phone.

Not all too long ago, Google released an update to the popular free email service which, among other things, updated the mailbox UI.  The common UI was removed in favor of a much more mobile centered one.  More icons, much less text.  For many users, the update was met with less than stellar reception.  The reason?  This UI update applied to all visitors, not just those from mobile devices. Continue Reading…